Staten Island Residents Join Police for National Night Out
The event, which is in its 29th year, also featured a disc jockey who played songs for children to dance to on a stage set up at the beach's Promenade Turtle Circle at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Iroquois Avenue.
"I like it," said Lissette Nieves, 35, of Westerleigh. "I think it's good for the kids."
Nieves said she comes nearly every year to the event because her children are interested in law enforcement.
She said the event helps promote neighborhood safety and the programs police run for neighborhood kids and teenagers.
"They have a lot of good programs," she said. "There's things I never knew about."